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post #1 of 12 Old 03-25-2008, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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She's a bad 10R

So I just had the Ninny serviced at right around 30,000 miles. Aside from the mystery air leak sound (fuel pump?)

The valves are all in spec (never have needed adj.!)

Compression is 200, 200, 195, 205

Had to have a new valve cover gasket. New set of plugs. Cleaned the K&N. Sync. Throttle Body. Change coolant.

Well, so far (and knocking on wood) this is the best damn bike I've ever owned. I gotta say that it never ceases to amaze me (I know, I'm getting old and it takes less and less to get me excited) I rode it home from the shop minus all the plastic and it was kinda cool driving it around like a rat bike. The idle was smooth yet balsy. People looked. Women shielded the eyes of their babies. What can I say. Bitch just pleases me every time I get near her.
(I wonder if it's illegal to marry my bike? sheesh no! i can't do that! then she will stop pleasing for sher!!!!!!!!)

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-25-2008, 06:52 PM
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You can always turn her into a striped down streetfighter.

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Marry that bike and it will feel 50 lbs heavier and stop whistling when you ride her.

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(I wonder if it's illegal to marry my bike? sheesh no! i can't do that! then she will stop pleasing for sher!!!!!!!!)
If you marry her ... she'll stop working, she'll gain 50lbs, she'll stop satisfying you, the maintenance costs skyrocket, etc.!!!! Keep her as a misteress as long as possible and replace her when the payback out weighs the fun factor!

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So I just had the Ninny serviced at right around 30,000 miles. Aside from the mystery air leak sound (fuel pump?)
that should be a pressure relief valve on the gas tank. most every kawi i've seen lately does that same thing.

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that should be a pressure relief valve on the gas tank. most every kawi i've seen lately does that same thing.
I wish. It's not the tank as while the bike was whistling, I opened the tank with the spare key. No change. Nada. Nice suggestion. Many thanks.

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interesting... may be the fuel pump then. i know they all do it, even some of the cruisers.

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^^^^ - For some reason, 90% of all kawasakis do that fuel tank whistle - There really isnt a fix for it, even if you replace all the fuel system, the new stuff will do it to - My 1983 GPZ does it, the 1992 ZX7R does it,the 2006 ZX10R i rode for a while , and my wifes 1999 and 2006 ZX6r did it -


But, back on subject , sounds like shes a good 10r - now if you coupld only tame the tire shreading !

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It could be the pressure relief valve in the tail section of the R/O (rider/operator). I hear with age they tend to go out and replacement is near impossible.

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It could be the pressure relief valve in the tail section of the R/O (rider/operator). I hear with age they tend to go out and replacement is near impossible.
they usually obsolete parts from models of that age, you'd have to scrounge a junkyard

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